You complete your morning commute to the office - energised and pumped to start the workday.
You feel optimistic about tackling several key tasks that would actually move the needle forward and help you hit your KPIs and make you feel good about your contributions.
But as you sit down at your desk, your phone and desktop start buzzing with notifications.
Emails and instant messages prompt you with lots of small but seemingly ‘urgent’ tasks. Given that they’ll only to take ‘two minutes’, you decide to tackle them first.
Then you get pulled into a meeting by a coworker. What was initially a 15 minutes meeting gets dragged out to an hour.
You leave the meeting slightly annoyed and try to return back to those tasks.
Before you know it, it's 3 PM and you are mentally exhausted, not from moving the needle on important work, but from trying to put out fires and being in a hyper-responsive state all day.
At this stage, tackling mission critical tasks seem like an uphill slog. Your cognitive capacities are almost depleted. You either postpone the tasks to tomorrow or resign yourself to working late hours, despite being mentally spent.
What if you could get critical tasks accomplished during office hours, without having to sacrifice your work-life balance in the name of productivity?
Collective Campus recently experimented with 6-hour workdays. This increased productivity and employee wellness. Discover our findings in this HBR article.
To regain control of your attention span, turn off your notifications. Steve Glaveski writes about cultivating our work environment through our relationship with technology.
"Steve delivers insights in a naturally engaging style, ensuring you are thinking differently and challenging your biases throughout the workshop. The productivity session I undertook with our Retail team, unlocked new ways to approach work effort and measure value delivered roles. The full day course received 100% satisfaction with all participants stating that it was time well spent."
In this crash course on office productivity, you will discover the common barriers to getting work done in an office setting. This will allow you to avoid common pitfalls. In addition, you will be equipped with actionable techniques and tools.
Here is a breakdown of the lesson plan:
Collective Campus has worked with the following companies:
In the past three years Steve Glaveski has:
Despite all of this, he still maintains a pretty active social life, travels often, has taught himself how to ride a motorcycle, surf, and put together a stand-up comedy show in the past year, and rarely work past 5pm. In fact, his team recently started experimenting with a 9 to 3 workday!
Ready to increase your productivity, without sacrificing your work-life balance?